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Ropa Vieja

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Caribbean, Greek, Cuban, Puerto Rican
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1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 110
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and atmosphere, a little let down by the waiting on staff

Had a great evening meal here. Started with beef empanadas which were delicious, and certainly the best ones we have had since we have been on the island. For entrees we had the beef mulfango, chicken rice, steak (in special house sauce), pork with fruit sauce and the mahi mahi in a pesto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Rob B
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Chester, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Pleasanton, California
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always good every time we go. The service is good, the food is awesome. This time we went to celebrate my best friend's birthday. We were a party of 9 and the service was great, no delays and good service. I ordered goat stew and it was delish, I could say it is one of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our fourth visit to Ropa was on July 3rd and again it was fabulous. We brought 10 friends, they sat us on time, server was great & food was amazing. As a foodie and a 38 year veteran of the restaurant industry, I give this establishment a solid 5 for all aspects. Haven't been disappointed yet!!

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Chester, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great evening meal here. Started with beef empanadas which were delicious, and certainly the best ones we have had since we have been on the island. For entrees we had the beef mulfango, chicken rice, steak (in special house sauce), pork with fruit sauce and the mahi mahi in a pesto / tomato sauce. Out of those the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I thought this place looked a little sketchy at first but my friends insisted we try it. I ordered Mafongo Churasco (skirt steak) because it a Puerto Rican dish. Oh my gosh, it was amazing. A friend ordered Mafongo Camarones (shrimp), and he loved his dish. If you're in Condado area you must try it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

recommended to visit. food was good. enough to share with 2 people. good prices. loved the black bean soup

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Got there about 10 pm, place was still busy, but probably starting to wind down for the night. We were promptly seated and our orders taken, but the waitress never came back around to check on our drinks, etc. When the food arrived it was either unprepared to what was ordered or side items were missing. At one point one... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at our hotel which was nearly next door and were starving only to find that there was a power outage and most of the local restaurants had no power. Ropa Vieja had their own generator so won by default. I ordered Mafongo with skirt steak and OMG! I was in love. The food was phenomenal. My husband ordered... More 

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Little Egg Harbor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Every table and the restaurant was full when we walked through the door. The waiter was very fluent in all of the dishes that were available. The food was incredible. I can't stop thinking about it. But because I was in San Juan for only a few days I couldn't afford to waste an opportunity by not visiting other restaurants... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Ropa Vieja is located in the tourist district of Condado. This restaurant specializes in Cuban cuisine, but offers many Puerto Rican specialties as well. They have a large selection of plates on their menu. I had the "Rabo encendido" (Ox tail stew), which was very well cooked, but moderately spicy. The "congrí" (Cuban rice mixed with black beans), "arroz con... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed Ropa Vieja. The atmosphere was lively. Even though the waiter was busy, he didn't rush us. I ordered the Picadillo. It was very tasty, although a bit salty. I will say it's a little over-priced, catering to the tourist crowd, but there were many locals enjoying the food here too. I recommend this restaurant.

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Additional Information about Ropa Vieja

Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 725 2665
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Caribbean, Greek, Cuban, Puerto Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 725 2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Greek, Cuban, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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